Monday Trending Topics: Creators And DC Comics Editorial

The news cycle which began over the weekend continuesI mentioned during the weekend’s shenanigans concerning Gail Simone and Batgirl that I’d heard a number of stories concerning the relationship between creative and editorial at DC Comics right now.

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Stuff And Things At DC Editorial 

I mentioned during the weekend’s shenanigans concerning Gail Simone and Batgirl that I’d heard a number of stories concerning the relationship between creative and editorial at DC Comics right now. Gail Simone and her editor Brian Cunningham was just one example.

Scott Snyder To Leave Swamp Thing (UPDATE)

Earlier this week, as well as talking about Gail Simone leaving Batgirl, I also mentioned that Scott Snyder was leaving Swamp Thing. It’s possible this may have been overshadowed somewhat.

Comic Creators Respond To Gail Simone’s Firing-By-E-Mail Off Batgirl 

It’s a story we’ve been exploring this past week, Gail Simone off Batgirl, the DC New 52 title most associated with one creator more than any other. Today, Gail confirmed the news. The response from her peers was instant.

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Paramount Finally Name Benedict Cumberbatch’s Star Trek Villain 

As you’ll be able to infer from this single image, the shot of hands touching glass at the end of the Japanese teaser trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness featured the wonderful hand acting of Benedict Cumberbatch and Zachary Quinto.

New Red Band Trailer For This Is 40

I hoping that This Is 40 will make me as happy as The 40 Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up and around a half to a third of Funny People did- which is, on average, grinningly happy.

And Now We Know Who Alice Eve Is Playing In Star Trek Into Darkness Too 

Coming Soon contributor Silas Lesnick appears to have been to some kind of Star Trek Into Darkness press event earlier today. Rather than saving up all of the juice for a full report after the session was wrapped, Lesnick was tweeting as he went along.

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Gail Simone Off Batgirl. Honest. (UPDATE)

It may have been all in the language – she didn’t leave, she was pushed. It may have been that circumstances changed. If so, it appears that they changed back. Either way, I have been informed from all sources that Simone is no longer on the title and #16 in January, concluding Death Of The Family, will be her final issue.

Stuff And Things At DC Editorial

I mentioned during the weekend’s shenanigans concerning Gail Simone and Batgirl that I’d heard a number of stories concerning the relationship between creative and editorial at DC Comics right now. Gail Simone and her editor Brian Cunningham was just one example.

Comic Creators Respond To Gail Simone’s Firing-By-E-Mail Off Batgirl

It’s a story we’ve been exploring this past week, Gail Simone off Batgirl, the DC New 52 title most associated with one creator more than any other. Today, Gail confirmed the news. The response from her peers was instant.

 

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